According to Merseyside reporter Oliver Bond, Newcastle are now pursuing a deal to sign Liverpool striker Divock Origi on a PERMANENT basis.
The 23-year-old Belgian international spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg. Whilst he only managed 7 goals during their struggling season in the Bundesliga, his record at Liverpool in the two seasons before wasn’t all that bad.
Considering most of his appearances came from the bench, he did well to get into double figures in both, scoring 11 in 2016/17 and 10 in 2015/16.
Here’s what Oliver Bond’s had to say on the deal today, confirming that we’ve now shown interest in securing the striker on a permanent deal – despite a loan move being mentioned earlier in the week.
Southampton interested in Danny Ings & Newcastle interested in Divock Origi. Both permanent deals.
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) July 17, 2018
This would be a good signing for me – especially on a permanent deal.
He’s not the finished article, but there’s real potential here. with him having the raw attributes in his locker to become a very useful striker under Benitez’s guidance.
Would you be happy with him folks? A potential Rondon alternative for Rafa?